Understanding

by Joseph McKeown


  Understanding  by Martin Creed

Understanding by Martin Creed

British interdisciplinary artist and musician Martin Creed's lastest piece, titled Understanding (as you might guess), is inspired by neon signs, Times Square marquees, and advertising logos. But instead of selling a product, Creed is proclaiming a word that is "fundamental to communication between people." These ten–foot–tall letters are mounted on a fifty–foot–long steel I–beam, and rotate 360 degrees, "constantly shifting perspective on the work." The letters spin at differing speeds according to a computerized program designed by the artist. Understanding is at Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park through October 23, 2016.